Start Your Own Business
"Entrepreneur has created a superb resource for successfully getting your business off the ground."
--Fred Deluca
Founder, Subway
"Entrepreneurs enjoy a freedom few ever know. Starting your own business is one of the few remaining paths to wealth--and this book is a valuable road map."
--Robert T. Kiyosaki
Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad
"While most people might see a sour economy as a mountainous barrier to success, the true entrepreneur sees the opportunities, and navigates the passes through to the other side. Even in economic downturns THOSE WITH VISION, AND DRIVE, CAN THRIVE."
--Peter Shea, CEO
Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Be Your Own Boss


Freedom, financial control, personal satisfaction--you know why you want to be an entrepreneur, leave it to us to help you get there.

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About The Book
From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. Let us take you step by step through the startup journey and guide you into your first three years of business. We'll teach you the winner's secrets, and give you exactly what you need to save time and money, minimize mistakes, and maximize profits.
Pinpoint your target market
Uncover creative financing for startup and growth
Use online resources to streamline your business plan
Learn the secrets of successful marketing
Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them
Take advantage of hundreds of resources
Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists
Draw upon the insight and advice from experts and practicing entrepreneurs
Exclusive Excerpts
Starting a Business: The Idea Phase
You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.

Business Structure Basics
With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.

SBA Loans: A Primer
The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.

Self-Financing Your Startup
Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.

How to Keep Family and Friends Loans Strictly Business
When borrowing from friends and relatives, make sure both parties are protected by putting the loan agreement in writing.

The Nonprofit Option
Looking to start a nonprofit business? This guide will get you started.

Conducting Market Research
You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it.
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